25th and 26th April | 10am - 4pm
On this two-day weekend course you will be guided through the steps I use when creating my own felt artwork. You will be encouraged to explore the qualities and behaviours of wool fibres, silk threads and fabrics through the wet-felting process. This workshop is suitable for all levels of ability from beginners to experienced felters, and only requires of you to engage your own creativity.
On day one you will first explore marks and textures through rubbings, collage and drawing. Through discerning observation, you will enhance, isolate and develop line, texture, form & colour to create a series of drawings. These will then be used as inspiration to develop experimental pieces, manipulating fibres and textiles using the layering technique.
Day two will be dedicated to creating your main felted artwork. Working from your own starting point as well as your drawings & samples from the previous day, you will develop your piece gradually applying fibres, threads and inserts in fine layers.
“What a wonderful two days I had on Valerie’s Expressive Landscapes workshop. From the exploration of textures and collage for design inspiration to the interpretation of these into a felt piece, Valerie was encouraging, informative and more than generous with her knowledge and experience. Novices and the more experienced felters alike could gain so much from this workshop. She is a wonderful teacher and an awesome felter!! Thank you Valerie.” - Jan